The Satanic Temple

Never Let Your Activism Be Artless: An Interview With Lucien Greaves of The Satanic Temple

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing The Satanic Temple‘s Lucien Greaves about art, activism, and what religion means as a framework rather than a faith. “Recently” isn’t quite right — these questions were written back in February, as you might notice by the news reference in one of them, but we hope you’ll forgive us […]

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How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility

A few months ago Sam invited the staff writers to pen some personal pieces for Haute Macabre. I’ve since considered writing about a variety of subjects that interest me, but there’s something else, something much more personal that’s been on my mind for a very long time and this suddenly seemed like a singular opportunity to […]

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The Somber Poetry Of Dreams: The Collage Art Of Hidden Velvet

The enigmatic artist known as Hidden Velvet seemed to appear on my radar overnight, and yet, whilst gazing at the somber elegance of her surreal collages, I feel that I have been carrying velvety fragments of her assemblages with me, tucked into the shadowy corners of my heart, for all of my life. A floating cloud softly obscures […]

Haute Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

photo by Muted Fawn Hailed as Austin’s best drag performer by the Austin Chronicles in 2016, Louisanna Purchase is stepping over Sharon Needles’ grave as Kween of Horror Drag (no shade, Sharon, but you’re a little less spooky and a little more sultry now than you were on Drag Race). Louisanna’s Clark Kent is Chad […]

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When They Ask You What You Did, Have an Answer

Mural by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh In the wake of the horrific events in Charlottesville, it seems like the time to take a break from posting the pretty things, and spend a minute on the ugly stuff. White supremacy cannot continue. It has to go. Things have to change. We have to change them. If you are […]

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Leslie Ann O’Dell: Haunted Harbingers and Feral Phantoms

I gasped audibly the first time I set eyes on the work of contemporary artist Leslie Ann O’Dell. Entirely self-taught, O’Dell combines photography, digital art, and sometimes traditional elements to create portraits of nightmarishly beautiful creatures, each born of her own imagination yet to me feel like still more characters from unknown folktales I’m now yearning […]

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She is Hungry

New Drag Crush: Hungry.  Hailing from Berlin (is everyone amazing in Berlin these days?), Hungry bills herself as “The original ethereal slag, descended from the heavens to make you question your sexuality and force progress upon tragic oldschool drag”. Well, at the very least I’m questioning my lack of skill with an airbrush. Hungry’s looks […]

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The Haute List

  Vice Liquid Lip in Berry Wine, $18  +  Slip Sleeve Cape Maxi, $88  +  Matilda Bra, $69 Kelley Boot, $438 $305.99  +  Wine Velvet Bag, $42  +  Granny Boot (Sz.7), $249

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New in the Shop: Psychic Wave Tanks

Brand New in the HM Shop: Psychic Wave Haute Macabre tanks. White design on black tank, printed on a Bella+Canvas draped, loose fit tank. Printed locally in New Orleans by Inferno Screen Printing, designed by Courtney Riot. Available now in the Haute Macabre Shop Samantha is 5’2″ and is wearing a size Small.

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The Haute List

Flashy Glasses, $69 $47.99 +  Victoria Rock Bra, $170 $80 Dawley Bag, $159  +  Ana Jumpsuit, $40 $20  + Krona Polish, $10.50  +  Berit Wedge, $179.95

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Post Mortem: July 2017

Haute Macabre’s offerings throughout the month of July Ashley Rose Couture’s “My Dearest Dust” & Other Current Conjurations Japan’s “Corpse Hotels”: It’s There That No One Will Stare Solstice Scents Spring 2017 Collection Life in Death at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Elemental- Iris Van Herpen Takes Our Breath Away Christina Mrozik: Metamorphosis, Quietus, and In-betweens Good […]

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Aural Fixation: July 2017

Sarah Lust For Life, Lana Del Rey I am an unapologetic Lana Del Rey fan, and I don’t believe in guilty pleasures, so I’m not even going to go there. (“Fuck guilt,” someone famous once said. I think it was Queen Elizabeth.) I’ve loved Lana from the very moment that someone told me I was […]

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Stacked: July 2017

Image by Brooke Shaden Sarah’s Reads Cujo by Stephen King I have spent most of my life chasing that elusive feeling of freedom that the months of June through August afforded me when I was grade school age. This “freedom” was mainly comprised of stretching out on a sticky, sweaty chaise lounge on the back […]